For the past few weeks, I have been feeling
fantastic excellent great (considering the tiredness and having to pee every thirty minutes). I boasted about how the nausea and morning sickness haven’t been horrible. Things are changing though! Last week, I was getting sick in the evenings around 7PM. Now, I’m sick ALL the time! “Morning sickness” ought to be called “ALL DAY sickness!!!
Hubby also noticed that I now cry at the drop of a hat. I get teary and weepy over everything. I was at a wonderful concert on Saturday night and the music was so beautiful that I was instantly in tears. There was absolutely no turning off the waterworks! Embarrassing! J, this is why I carry TWO packages of tissues in my purse at all times! Seriously, the music was so beautiful that it just had me in tears. If any of you are on the Island and get a chance to listen to the Island Singers in concert, please do!
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you will know of my terrible hatred bread and “bready” type foods. All of a sudden, I’ve been craving bread (whole wheat, of course)! I think this makes Hubby happy, because before I was pregnant, we didn’t eat much bread. Bread was just something I never ate much of. Hubby grew up on homemade bread. He said that my MIL baked fifteen loaves of bread a week for the family. They ate bread with every meal. Anyway, at the moment we have bread in our house. We’ve got cracked wheat, pumpernickel, caraway rye and raisin bread.
Whenever people ask me if I have any food cravings, I’d say no. I really wasn’t craving anything. Now, I can’t get enough fresh strawberries, red grapes or pineapple! My doctor was really happy that I have been craving healthy food. I always imagined that I’d crave chocolate or Miss Vicky’s chips, but no!
Hubby and I went in for my doctor’s visit today and the doctor gave me an “A” on my overall health. I had lost quite a bit of weight since March, my blood pressure is good, my blood glucose levels are good, and everything is on the right track. Being the type of person I am though, an “A” is good, but I’d like to shoot for an “A+” or an “A++”!!!
Everything is changing. It’s almost hard to believe how much change is going on right now. At times it feels a little overwhelming. I have to sometimes take time out and breeeeeeeeeeeathe.
I’m really excited to be pregnant and I know that all of the nausea, exhaustion, mood swings and craziness will be worth it when our little one arrives in seven months 🙂
Here’s an excellent website my doctor recommended to me when I asked for reliable resources and info on pregnancy. There are so many books and websites out there, that it’s tough weeding through them all. This is one of the sites she told me about. It’s from The Hospital for Sick Kids. There’s a section on morning sickness, which is really interesting (since I’ve been having a really rough time with being sick all day).
Other things that are changing at the moment (other than my hormones, emotions and my body!):
Of course, some things don’t change though…Like the fact that I’ve been blessed with some really great friends. Quite a few of my friends are pregnant right now (most are pregnant with their second babies) and they’ve been so amazing in giving me tips and advice (and basically making me feel more at ease and that everything is okay). Thank you to all of my wonderful friends and family. You mean the world to me.
Jeanna, I received a surprise package in the mail from you today. Thank you! You are so sweet! You mentioned that you had sent me something, but I thought you were kidding! I love the baby card! Oh, and The Onion is one of my favourite reads ever! I used to even have the link on my sidebar!
Thanks again for your thoughtfulness and your wicked sense of humour, Jeanna! You are THE BEST! Cow Pies and Badger Claws! I think I’ve got to be the happiest girl in the world! 😉
The photo of the nauseous cat was sent to me from one of my best male friends. He included the caption: “Hang tough, girlfriend!” Very funny! The expression on that cat’s face…that’s exactly how I’ve been feeling these days!